I’ve lived here for a little over a year and I’m starting to really love it. You know, the kind of love where you just feel comfortable, you know your way around, and you don’t get lost at every other turn. Well, I’m finally getting to that point with Staunton. (And in case you visit and don’t want to sound like a total tourist, it’s pronounced without the “u”)
Growing up, we never moved. My parents still live in the same house that I grew up in so the only other town I’ve really had to learn was the town I went to college in. But as a freshmen in college, there are tons of people new to that town and you can all learn together.
All this to say, that Staunton is my new home and I feel like it’s a gem that I’m slowing discovering. There are so many things about this place that make you want to use words like, “quaint” and “charming”…the main street downtown, the shops, the lack of chain stores, and the restaurants that source locally!
This week I thought I’d share one of my favorite spots in Staunton. Not only does this give me an excuse to go to cool places in town, but it might also be helpful for any of you out-of-towners coming to Polyface this summer for a visit!
So without further adieu, I introduce to you…The Split Banana. If you have even the slightest sweet tooth, this place is for you! They serve amazing sorbet, gelato, ice cream and even banana splits…go figure! They have new flavors every month and they’re opened from 11-11 everyday. AND all their milk and cream products come from a grass-fed dairy. This place is a MUST if you are anywhere near Staunton’s city limits!
So, do you have a favorite shop in your town? Or is anyone planning a trip to Polyface this summer that might stop by Split Banana now?!